Eddie Murphy biography

Eddie Murphy

Actor, Celebrity

1961 –

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Who is Eddie Murphy?

Edward Regan "Eddie" Murphy is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, singer, director, and musician.

Box-office takes from Murphy's films make him the second-highest grossing actor in the United States. He was a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1980 to 1984 and has worked as a stand-up comedian. He was ranked no. 10 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time.

He has received Golden Globe Award nominations for his performances in 48 Hrs., Beverly Hills Cop series, Trading Places, and The Nutty Professor. In 2007, he won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of soul singer James "Thunder" Early in Dreamgirls.

Eddie Murphy's work as a voice actor includes Thurgood Stubbs in The PJs, Donkey in the Shrek series and the Chinese dragon Mushu in Disney's Mulan. In some of his films, he plays multiple roles in addition to his main character, intended as a tribute to one of his idols Peter Sellers, who played multiple roles in Dr. Strangelove and elsewhere. Murphy has played multiple roles in Coming to America, Wes Craven's Vampire in Brooklyn, the Nutty Professor films, Bowfinger, Norbit, and Meet Dave.

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Born
Apr 3, 1961
Brooklyn
Also known as
  • Murph
  • Fred Braughton
  • エディ・マーフィー
  • Edward 'Eddie' Regan Murphy
  • Edward Regan "Eddie" Murphy
  • Edward Regan Murphy
  • Ed Murphy
  • Ed
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Roosevelt High School
  • Nassau Community College
Employment
  • Bay Area Comedy Club
Lived in
  • Brooklyn
  • Roosevelt
  • Long Island

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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